Are we ready for cashless retail shops ?

Are we ready for cashless retail shops ? image

Waitrose is the first UK supermarket to introduce a totally cashless system at it’s store at Sky’s head office.

The Waitrose store which will employ around 20 people will cater for three thousand staff at Sky Central, Sky’s workplace campus in Osterley.

Nick Green, Director of Property Service Group at Sky, quoted “We’re thrilled to welcome Waitrose to our campus in Osterley. Our goal is to make Sky a great place to work for all our colleagues to work and having such easy access to this new shop will be a huge benefit.”

After having many consultations with Sky employees to see what they would like to see on the shelves at the store The John Lewis Partnership business confirmed that all transactions at the self service checkouts will be able made just by card and mobile devices only.  They will also evolve with other new forms of payment technologies when they arrive.

The meals that the Sky staff wanted included meals to go such as sandwiches, sushi, wraps, cakes, evening meals, fresh bread amongst other staple cupboard items.

Waitrose are now exploring more retail ventures both within business working environments and on the high street.  It may be some time before we see the total switch on the high street to a cashless system but the bottom line is that it ‘is’ coming.


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